Thursday, 20 November 2014

Grand Opening of the Monseñor Romero Apartments

Six and a half years ago on March 12, 2008, there was a five alarm fire at this building.  It was the biggest fire in the city in the last 30 years and left nothing more than a brick facade for half of the building with everything behind it destroyed.  The fire displaced many low-income residents of the building who had been fighting against the owner over horrible building conditions and illegal evictions.  The building has been a scar on the neighborhood ever since, draining the commercial corridor of hundreds of needed customers while also forcing the residents out of the neighborhood that was their home for many years.

On Tuesday, November 25th, we are celebrating the preservation and creation of affordable housing with the Grand Opening of the Monseñor Romero Apartments!

SETTY is proud to have been a partner with Wiencek & Associates and the NHT Enterprise Preservation Corporation & National Housing Trust to deliver this project in time to return the residents home just in time for the holidays. 

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Congrats to Debbie Gibson!

Congrats to Debbie Gibson on receiving an award for 15 years as the Executive Director of AIA Northern Virginia at the AIA annual awards event.

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Setty's Portable Automation Controller

Setty's Portable Automation Controller... (PACDATA), deployed on site filling in for our customer's suddenly-failed existing Building Automation System (BAS).

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Setty engineers learn about BlueBeam

Setty engineers learn about BlueBeam—a smart tool for creating, editing, and marking up pdfs. Thanks to our friends at Konica for beaming us up!

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

SETTY-Kaveri 7th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

SETTY sponsored the SETTY-Kaveri 7th Annual Charity Golf Tournament. This year’s tournament fielded 44 participants all raising money for Kannada classes for local youth. Mr. and Mrs. Setty are shown here distributing the first place trophy to the winning captain Mr. Chandra Gowda of CareFirst on 9/27.

Friday, 25 July 2014

Phyllis Wheatley’s building renovation project

Setty is working closely with the Young Women’s Christian Association - Phyllis Wheatley’s renovation project.

Sharing a little background information on Phyllis Wheatley, it is the story of African-American women with a vision to start a Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) for “Colored” women and girls in the early years of the twentieth century when such a deed was impractical and required great courage. 

The building was named after the poet Phillis Wheatley (May 8, 1753, West Africa – December 5, 1784, Boston, MA).Born in Senegambia, she was sold into slavery at the age of seven and transported to North America. Ms. Phillis Wheatley has the reputation of being both the second published African-American poet and first published African-American woman.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Celebrating the topping-out of Southeast Washington’s new Ballou High School

"Topping the charts: DC Mayor Vincent Gray, councilman Marion Barry, and Director of DGS Brian Hanlon speak at the Topping Out Ceremony for Ballou Senior High School. Setty MEP designs have been core to the success of this project. 

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Distinguished Service Award (DSA) was presented to Mr Boggram Setty

Congratulations to our very own Mr. Setty for being recognized by ASHRAE and awarded the Distinguished Service AwardThe Distinguished Service Award salutes members of any grade who have served the Society faithfully and with distinction; and who have given freely of their time and talent in chapter, regional and Society activities.

The Awards Presentation, given by Honors and Awards Committee, was held during the 2014 Annual Conference of ASHRAE held in Seattle, WA on June 28, 2014.

An open door for fun at Setty

Setty Team Members participated in Paintball last month. The competitive sport allowed folks to show off their colorful side. We feel that if we create the right working environment it will translate into people wanting to come here and feel good about where they work.

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Eagle Academy Public Charter School has received the Award of Excellence

Eagle Academy Public Charter School has received the Award of Excellence from AIA Northern Virginia for the newly renovated Eagle Center at McGogney.

The District awarded Eagle the former McGogney Elementary School in October 2011 to develop an Eagle Center. The project included state-of-the-art green facility that includes the school, a parents/community center, gymnasium, indoor pool and a community health center. Setty teamed up with Shinberg.Levinas to provide MEP/FP design services for this public charter school.

Monday, 10 March 2014

The Yards Park receives 2013 Urban Open Space Award

The Yards Park located in Washington, D.C is one of the two parks selected at Urban Land Institute (ULI)’s Fall Meeting in Chicago as 2013 Urban Open Space Award winning project. The Yards Park provides a transformative and vibrant public space that generates social, economic and ecological value to the neighborhood.

Setty had worked closely with the project for providing MEP design services to remediate the site and develop The Yards.

President Barack Obama visits Powell Elementary School

President Barack Obama visited Powell Elementary School to discuss what he called a “roadmap” for the agenda he laid out in his State of the Union address to restore opportunity for all Americans.
"These kids may not be the most excited people in town on budget day," President Obama said, "but my budget is designed with their generation and future generations in mind."
Setty has worked closely with the DC school in its Modernization Program over the past few years. 

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Learning Living Residence Hall 6 received the 2013 Presidential Citation in Universal Design Award

Gallaudet University, Learning Living Residence Hall 6, Washington, DC received the 2013 Presidential Citation in Universal Design Award from AIA's Washington DC Chapter’s Architecture DC Magazine.

Setty provided MEP/FP design services for a new student dormitory building that is approximately 60,000 sf.  The design includes a geothermal system and will be designed for LEED Gold

Monday, 17 February 2014

Mr. Boggarm Setty was recently awarded the Distinguished Service Award from ASHRAE


Mr. Boggarm Setty was recently awarded the Distinguished Service Award (DSA) from ASHRAE for his eminent service. The award recognizes ASHRAE members who have served the society faithfully and with distinction on committees or have otherwise given freely of their time and talent on behalf of the society.